Covers notes about recent changes that have been made to the NASG web site, membership services, possible dues increase, and an increase in new members.
A request for Christmas photos and layout stories.
After a brief history of railway traffic in Syracuse, New York, the author learns from the owner that the store carries all current S-scale products and catalogs, as well as many other items. Includes several photos.
A couple of photos of the area where the upcoming NASG Convention is to be held.
The author reviews the Lionel ES44AC, covering prototype fidelity, DCC compatibility (it is), and providing several photos. Scale wheels are separately available.
The author reviews the Monster Modelworks "Single Story Starter Kit".
A follow-up on the online shopping cart of the NASG web site, and technical support issues that have come up with the "Members Only" section of the web site. (related web page)
The author recalls the 1972 NASG Convention (first one held in Kansas City), the 1973-1976 ones, and the 1989 one (the second one held in Kansas City). He then offers ideas for future Convention locations.
More details on clinics and the schedule for the upcoming Convention.
The author recalls the first NASG brass car project from 31 years ago. Includes several photos of the covered hopper and other project cars.
Showing several variations of the NASG's special-projects kit members of the Miami Valley S Gaugers club have made.
The author tells the story of the Great Blizzard of 1978.
Using twist ties (from garbage bags) for modeling fences or shanty roofs.
The story is about how Jim Bezek refurbishes old, non-functioning American Flyer accessories and brings them back to life again, using a passenger station platform as an example. Includes several construction photos.
The author reports on the NASG booths at the various World's Greatest Hobby shows.
Reporting about Lee Johnson and Thorin Marty passing away.
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